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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 25, 2007 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

I like these two:

32) What song was played in concert in ten or more calendar years, but was played the fewest times overall?

33) What song that was only ever played in one calendar year, was played the most times overall?

I've found five that qualify for 32 yet were each played fewer than 100 times. I haven't researched 33 much, but I have one promising candidate in mind.

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Poster: gdave Date: Mar 25, 2007 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

Not sure if it made the ten year threshhold, but how about We Bid You Goodnight for 32.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 25, 2007 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

That was my guess too, and the reason I thought of the question in the first place. It was also the front-runner until I discovered another that beat it cold (see below).

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Mar 25, 2007 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

Comes A Time for 32?

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 25, 2007 5:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

An insightful pick! At 65 performances over 14 years, it's in 5th place (so far). BTW, I just tracked down another song that blew away my top pick for question 32.

This post was modified by Lou Davenport on 2007-03-26 00:06:44

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Mar 25, 2007 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

32 - Nobody's

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 25, 2007 6:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

Damn, you're good! Nobody's Fault But Mine was played (with lyrics, making it a song) only about 15 times in exactly 10 different calendar years. The roll call, according to SetList is:

*07/17/66- Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco, CA
09/24/73- Pittsburgh Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, PA
11/21/73- Denver Coliseum - Denver, CO
*12/08/73- Cameron Indoor Stadium (Duke University) - Durham, NC
12/19/73- Curtis Hixon Convention Hall - Tampa, FL
02/22/74- Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
*05/17/74- P.N.E. Coliseum - Vancouver, XCanada
07/29/74- Capitol Centre - Landover, MD
*10/12/77- Manor Downs - Austin, TX
*01/05/79- The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
*05/04/81- The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
*09/03/85- Starlight Theater - Kansas City, MO
*09/22/91- Boston Garden - Boston, MA
*12/12/93- San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA
*12/19/94- Los Angeles Sports Arena - Los Angeles, CA

This list excludes a couple that are in fact mere jams. The ones with asterisks have been checked to make sure they have lyrics (the db.etree and LAMA interfaces make this SO much easier!), confirming at least one in each of 10 years.

Here are the also-rans I could think of:

and we bid you goodnight: 53 performances in 11 calendar years
in the midnight hour: 60 performances in 18 calendar years
to lay me down: 64 performances in 11 calendar years
comes a time: 65 performances in 14 calendar years
dupree's diamond blues: 81 performances in 13 calendar years

Two others worth mentioning:

attics of my life: a mere 47 performances, but in just 9 calendar years
spanish jam: 45 performances in 16 calendar years, but by nature it has no lyrics

Now, how about question 33?

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Poster: ducats Date: Mar 25, 2007 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

unbroken chain

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Poster: HiRoller Date: Mar 25, 2007 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

Are you sure this is right, according to Deadlists, Nobody's was played 36 different times.

Edit: Although, they may be jams, so this correction could be wrong. Even so, it would still beat out the closest contender.

This post was modified by HiRoller on 2007-03-26 04:03:05

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 25, 2007 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

Yep--20 are listed as being jams.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Mar 25, 2007 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

Doin That Rag

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 25, 2007 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

Doin' That Rag was played 36 times in 1969
Heaven Help the Fool was played 17 times in 1980
Unbroken Chain was played 10 times in 1995

So Doin' That Rag is the clear leader at the moment, and it was my best guess as well. Good job once again, D&M!

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Poster: Supaslush Date: Mar 25, 2007 7:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two more intriguing GD trivia questions

heaven help the fool?

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